Ricky Williams, Eric Dickerson Named Celebrity Apprentice 2016 Contestants

Danny WebsterAnalyst IIIJanuary 29, 2016

Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams (34) runs in the second quarter during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Miami, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Han Deryk)
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Two former star NFL running backs will be on the newest season of The Celebrity Apprentice.

Ex-New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins standout Ricky Williams and Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson will be on the NBC show, according to E!'s Tierney Bricker and Chris Harnick. Joining them will be Laila Ali, boxing legend Muhammad Ali's daughter.

Other notable athletes joining this season are WNBA legend Lisa Leslie and former UFC star and current ESPN analyst Chael Sonnen.

This year's edition of The Celebrity Apprentice will be different, mainly because of its host. Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking over after NBC cut all business ties with former host and current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after he made controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.

Williams, who ran for 10,009 yards in his 11-year career, shared his thoughts on joining the show via Twitter:

Dickerson, who holds the NFL record for the most rushing yards in a single season, shared a photo while he was on the set of The Celebrity Apprentice along with fellow contestant and Grammy Award winner Boy George:

Other notable contestants set to appear are former Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, comedian Jon Lovitz and Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, who formerly owned the Las Vegas Outlaws of the Arena Football League.

This season figured to be interesting with Schwarzenegger hosting, but the intrigue increases with Williams, Dickerson, Leslie and Sonnen involved. There's a mixture of quiet, wise, boisterous and loud with these four. It'll be interesting to see who has the business savvy to go the furthest.